Wichita man pleads guilty to Wells Fargo Bank robbery

10/02/2012 4:12 PM

10/02/2012 4:13 PM

A Wichita man who told bank employees not to “make a scene” pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank robbery.

Donald R. Young, 59, entered a guilty plea during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Wichita, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. In his plea, Young admitted that on Feb. 10, he robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 455 S. West St.

He walked into the bank and presented a demand saying in part, “I have a gun. Remain calm. I only want fifties and hundreds. Do not sound any alarm or make a scene.”

Detectives for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office arrested Young shortly after the robbery. He had money from the bank in his possession. The demand note, which he had torn up, was in his pants pocket.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 17. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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